ISL Season 3: Free Agency Period Closed July 30th, Season Begins August 24th

July 30th was the final day of the free agency period for the International Swimming League’s (ISL) 2021 season. The free agency period was a 30-day window following the conclusion of the ISL draft, where teams could bolster their rosters by signing undrafted athletes. According to the ISL rules for this season, this is the end of the free agency period, therefore additional swimmer may not be added to rosters from this point forward.

Although there won’t be any new additions to ISL teams this season, we may still see some swimmers decide to pull out. The ISL has seen its first Olympian withdraw from the 2021 season, with Adam Peaty announcing today he will be taking a break from swimming “for at least a month.” This seemingly indicates the breaststroke powerhouse will not be taking part in this ISL season, which is slated to begin on August 24th, before his one-month-minimum break is over.

We’ve already seen one post-Olympic withdrawal from the ISL and expect more in the coming days as athletes digest their summer schedules and develop fall plans. For any Olympians, this will be the best opportunity for a break before jumping into a hectic three-year -period before Paris has been condensed from the usual four by the Tokyo delay.

Free agent signings for the 2021 ISL season:

Out of the 10 ISL teams, the Tokyo Frog Kings had the busiest free agency period, signing 13 athletes to the team. Some notable additions include Gabby DeLoof, who will be joining her sister Catie on the team, and Zac Stubblety-Cook who recently won Gold in the men’s 200 breast at the Tokyo Olympics.

Tokyo Frog Kings:

Iron also had a big free agency period, adding 8 athletes to the team, which gives them the largest current roster in the league. Among the free agents is 30-year-old Alys Thomas, the defending Commonwealth Games Gold medalist in the women’s 200 fly.

Iron:

London Roar added 6 swimmers in the free agency period, including Dutch SCM specialist Valerie Van Roon. Van Roon is a 3x SC European Champion, and a 3x SC World Championships Silver medalist. Fellow Netherlands native, Kim Busch, is also a SC force. Busch is a 6x Silver medalist at SC World Champs, and a 2x SC World Champs Bronze medalist. Van Roon and Busch are just 22 and 23 years old respectively.

London Roar:

NY Breakers picked up 4 athletes during free agency. British sprinter Elliot Clogg is a 2x Commonwealth Games medalist and a Short Course junior British Record-holder. Stan Pijnenburg is a SC World Championships relay Silver medalist.

New York Breakers:

The Cali Condors picked up 5 free agents, including Katerine Savard, an Olympic Bronze medalist for Canada, and a 2x SC Worlds medalist. Also in the list of free agents was Tom Peribonio, who holds 9 Ecuadorian national records.

Cali Condors:

DC Trident signed 3 more athletes to the team following the draft. Among them was 2020-2021 NCAA All-American butterflier Camden Murphy. The UGA graduate will be making his ISL debut this fall. The Trident also signed veteran sprinter Madison Kennedy, a 7x SC World Champs medalist, including 4 Gold medals.

DC Trident:

 

Current 2021 ISL rosters for Aqua Centurions, Cali Condors, DC Trident, Energy Standard, and Iron:

Team Aqua Centurions Cali Condors DC Trident Energy Standard Iron
GM Domenico Fioravanti Jason Lezak Kaitlin Sandeno James Gibson Dorina Szekeres
Coach Matteo Giunta Jeff Julian Cyndi Gallagher Tom Rushton Luka Gabrilo
Athletes: Alessandro Miressi Alexandr Krasnykh Alexander Shchegolev Anastasia Shkurdai Africa Zamorano
Arianna Castiglioni Anastasiia Sorokina Ali DeLoof Andrei Zhilkin Alys Thomas
Arno Kamminga Angel Martinez Andreas Vazaios Ben Proud Andrej Barna
Chase Kalisz Beata Nelson Anna Hopkin Benedetta Pilato
Barbora Seemanova
Elena de liddo Brodie Williams Annika Bruhn Boglarka Kapas
Bernhard Reitshammer
Fabio Santi Caeleb Dressel Bailey Andison Chad le Clos
Costanza Cocconcelli
Fabio Scozzoli Coleman Stewart Bella Hindley Charlie Swanson Danielle Hill
Fantine Lesaffre Eddy Wang Brianna Throssel Climent Mignon David Verasto
Federica Pellegrini Emily Escobedo Camden Murphy Emily Seebohm
Emilie Beckmann
Holly Barratt Erika Brown Cody Miller Etiene Medeiros Emre Sacki
Holly Hibbott Hali Flickinger Farida Osman Evgenia Chikunova Erik Persson
Ilya Bordin Jesse Puts Felipe Silva Evgeny Rylov
Guilherme Bassetto
Kathleen Dawson Justin Ress Jacob Pebley Felipe Lima Ida Hulkko
Leonardo De Dues Kacper Machjrzak Jay Litherland Femke Heemskerk
Ingeborg Loyning
Marcelo Chierghini Katerine Savard Joanna Evans Florent Manaudou Jenna Strauch
Maria Kameneva Kathrin Demler Leah Neale Helena Rosendaal-bach Katinka Hosszu
Martina Carraro Kelsi Dahlia Linnea Mack Ilya Shymanovich Kirill Strelnikov
Matteo Ciampi Kevin Cordes Madison Kennedy James Guy Kristof Milak
Matteo Rivolta Khadar Baqlah Mark Nikolaev Kliment Kolesnikov
Leonardo Santos
Nicolo Martinegnhi Leonie Kullman Maria Temnikova Kregor Zirk Lorenzo Mora
Radoslaw Kawecki Lilly King Mohammad Samy Maddy Banic Lucas Mertins
Rika Omoto Maike de Waard Ryan Hoffer Marco de Tullio
Luis Altamir Melo
Silvia di pietro Marcin Cieslak Serhii Shevtsov Mary Sophie-Harvey Marco Orsi
Simone Sabbioni Marie Pietruschka Tatianna Belonogoff Max Stupin Maria Ugolkova
Szebasztian Szabo Mark Szaranek Ting Quah Sarah Sjostrom Matt Richards
Thomas Ceccon Molly Hannis Tommy Cope Siobhan Haughey
Vladislav Grinev Natalie Hinds Tristian Hollard Viktoriya Gunes
Melanie Henique
Nic Fink
Velimir Stjepanovich
Mikhail Vekovishchev
Oleg Kostin Zach Apple Nicholas Santos
Olivia Smoliga Zach Harting
Ranomi Kromowidjojo
Sherridon Dressel Zane Grothe Robert Glinta
Tom Peribonio
Zsusanna Jakabos
Sasha Touretski
Townley Haas Silvia Scalia
Thom de Boer
Veronika Andrushenko

 

Current 2021 ISL rosters for LA Current, London Roar, NY Breakers, Tokyo Frog Kings, and Toronto Titans:

Team LA Current London Roar NY Breakers Tokoyo Frog Kings Toronto Titans
GM Lenny Krayzelburg
Rob Woodhouse
Kosuke Kitajima Robert Kent
Coach David Marsh Stephen Tigg Martin Truijens David Salo
Byron MacDonald
Athletes: Abbey Weitzeil Adam Peaty Abbie Wood Alessandro pizunti Aimee Wilmott
Abrahm Devine Alia Atkinson Ajna Kesely Aly Tetzloff Alberto Razzetti
Alina Zmushka Andi Murez Alicia Tchorz Bowe Becker Anna Egorova
Anastasia Gorbenko Annie Lazor Arina Surkova Cassie Wild Anton McKee
Anna Ntountounaki Cate Campbell Brandonn Almeida Catie DeLoof Blake Pieroni
Apostolos Christou Christian Deiner Brendon Smith Chihiro Igarashi Brent Hayden
Beryl Gastaldello Duncan Scott Cornelia Fiedkiewicz Christian Quintero
Chelsea Hodges
Breno Correia Dylan Carter Daria Ustinova Daiya Seto Cole Pratt
Bronte Campbell Ed Mildred Daryna Zevina Daniil Pasynkov
Fabian Schwingenschlogl
Fernando Scheffer Emma Mckeon David Popovici Federico Poggio Finlay Knox
Helena Gasson Freya Anderson Elliot Clogg Gabby DeLoof Grigori Pekarski
Javier Acevedo Guilherme Guido Felix Auboeck Grigory Tarasevich Jay Elliott
Julia Sebastian Ilaria Bianchi Jacob Majerski Harriet Jones Kasia Wasick
Kathleen Baker Jenna Laukkanen Jacob Whittle Ivan Girev Kayla Sanchez
Katie McLaughlin Katie Shanahan Jakub Kraska Julie Meyen Kelsey Wog
Kristian Gkolomeev Katsumi Nakamura James Wilby Kanako Watanabe Kylie Masse
Madi Wilson Kenzo Simons Joe Litchfield Keanna Macinnes Laura Stephens
Martin Malyutin Kim Busch Lewis Clareburt Leah Gingrich Lisa Bratton
Matthew Wilson Kira Toussaint Lucy Hope Leah Smith Louise Hansson
Maxime Rooney Kirill Prigoda Marco Koch Maarten Brzoskowski Luke Kroon
Ryan Held Kyle Chalmers Marrit Steenbergen Mallory Comerford Marius Kusch
Ryan Murphy Laura Lahtinen Matthew Temple Miranda Tucker Max Litchfileld
Sara Franceschi Luke Greenbank Mewen Tomac Nandor Nemeth
Michelle Coleman
Tom Shields Marie Wattel Molly Renshaw Paige Madden Shane Ryan
Tomoe Hvas Minna Atherton Paulina Peda Pedro Spajari
Summer McIntosh
Valentine Dumont Ross Murdoch Philip Heintz Richard Bohus Tessa Cieplucha
Will Licon Sam Williamson Sarah Vasey Suzuka Hasegawa Yuri Kisil
Sydney Pickrem Stan Pijnenburg
Takeshi Kawamoto
Teppei Morimoto Svetlana Chimrova Tomomi Aoki
Tom Dean Tomoru Honda
Vlad Morozov
Vini Lanza Yasuhiro Koseki
Zach Incerti

 

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HJones
1 month ago

Does anyone know why Camden Murphy didn’t swim at trials?

Floater
Reply to  HJones
1 month ago

Didn’t want to. Simple as that.

Chad
Reply to  HJones
1 month ago

In the SSPC he was on, it sounded like he had been dealing with some burnout. I would guess he just needed a break.

DJTrockstoYMCA
1 month ago

boring

Khachaturian
1 month ago

i didn’t see Schoenmaker’s name on here, she isn’t going to do ISL? Doesn’t like scm in general?

Marcy Spann
1 month ago

*got some corrections for ya Spencer Penland*

DC Trident also added

  • Madison Kennedy (USA) *returning as captain*
  • Joanna Evans (BAH)

NY Breakers added

  • Tes Schouten (NED)
  • Karoline Sorensen (DEN)
  • Paulina Peda (POL)
  • Jakub Kraska (POL)
  • Stan Pijnenburg (NED)

London Roar added

  • Darragh Greene (IRL)

{as you can see I’ve been hella bored & eagerly awaiting ISL season again so yeah, just thought you should be caught up as much as i kept track of lol)

Hswimmer
Reply to  Marcy Spann
1 month ago

Props to Madison Kennedy for still swimming 💪🏾

Jess
Reply to  Spencer Penland
1 month ago

I’ve not seen anything about Greene this year only last year. It would be their 5th male breastroker?

Marcy Spann
Reply to  Spencer Penland
1 month ago

I was keeping track off of each team’s social media posts because like I said before I was hella bored & anxious for ISL to start up again 😅 Greene for sure on an actual post by the London Roar, the other two probably were on the NY Breakers IG stories

Marcy Spann
Reply to  Spencer Penland
1 month ago

lol I feel that 😅😅😅 I think all that you mentioned above that I found out about were on the London Roar & NY Breakers IG stories……wish I had receipts to prove it to you oops

Marcy Spann
Reply to  Spencer Penland
1 month ago

also your fellow swimswam writer from italy added Martina Caramignoli & Stefano Ballo to the Aqua Centurions

Marcy Spann
1 month ago

p.s. i’d bet $20 for the Aqua Centurions, Energy Standard, LA Current & Toronto Titans teams to have actually picked up more free agency people but just haven’t announced it yet. for me it’s not likely that they would just stick with what they got from the draft so they could switch out athletes as needed

Nick
1 month ago

Surely Toronto got some

Casas 100 back gold in Fukuoka
1 month ago

Which team has the most medals in Tokyo?

Troyy
Reply to  Casas 100 back gold in Fukuoka
1 month ago

Good idea for an article.

swimlikefishdrinklikefish
Reply to  Casas 100 back gold in Fukuoka
1 month ago

Which of the medalists did ISL? Seems like the people who raced more did better

Eric the eel > Phelps
Reply to  Casas 100 back gold in Fukuoka
1 month ago

London roar

Jess
1 month ago

Aqua are swimming with only 11 available women?